Watching Ray Lewis acting like the king of the world after playing a thoroughly ordinary game, and seeing Joe Fluke-o named MVP after the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl victory yesterday was enough to make me nearly throw up my seven-layer dip. Fortunately, Las Vegas sports books give our Denver Bronc ... More >>
So the boys in Vegas now have Your Denver Broncos as 3-1 favorites to win Super Bowl XLVII, ahead of annoying New England (7-2), the hot-hot Seahawks (6-1), and the snowball-chance-in-hell Vikings (100-1). Win ten games in a row, and even the smart money starts to take you seriously. But before you ... More >>
During the last three Broncos victories (over San Diego, New Orleans and Cincinnati), the focus was on Peyton Manning, and rightfully so. But while Manning put up impressive stats in yesterday's 36-14 dismantling of the Carolina Panthers, the stars of the game were Von Miller and the Broncos defense ... More >>
Last week, after the Broncos blew out the New Orleans Saints, we suggested that Peyton Manning had finally exorcised Tim Tebow from the souls of Denver fans. But then, the very next week against the Bengals, Manning was called upon to execute a Tebow specialty -- the fourth-quarter comeback. He mana ... More >>
After gut-wrenching comebacks-that-weren't to the Falcons and the Texans, the Broncos needed a laugher -- and they got one. Denver's 37-6 demolition of the hated Oakland Raiders was perfectly timed going into the most brutal stretch of an already killer schedule. More important, the game showed the ... More >>
See Also: Montgomery Gentry and the Denver Broncos: Lord knows I'm a "Lucky Man"... or am I? Remember that one time when the Doors were all set to play the Ed Sullivan Show and the network brass strongly implored Jim Morrison and company to alter the lines of "Light My Fire" from "girl we couldn't ... More >>
As recently as 2008, linebacker Nate Webster was lowering the boom on opponents as a member of the Denver Broncos. But now he's got a new team...of inmates. Webster's been sentenced to twelve years for sex with the daughter of a onetime assistant coach with his previous team, the Cincinnati Bengals ... More >>
Even as Broncos Nation waits to find out if former Indianpolis Colts megastar Peyton Manning will bring his act to Denver, Twitter Nation is abuzz over the news that the plane in which he traveled to Nashville yesterday to meet with the Tennessee Titans braintrust parked in Taylor Swift's hangar. Wh ... More >>
How can Denver be in the playoffs and still be a national laughingstock? This morning, NPR opened a half-hour segment by noting that the Broncos have 120-1 odds against making the Super Bowl, with the host wryly noting that this fact probably won't prevent some Tim Tebow fans from betting on them. B ... More >>
Kyle Orton.Update below: We spent the summer expecting Kyle Orton to be traded to Miami. It didn't happen -- but now that he's been benched in favor of Tim Tebow, there are new rumors that KO may be headed to the dreaded Raiders. Could it happen by today's 4 p.m. Eastern deadline? Yes, but it ... More >>
Kyle Orton.CBS4 has been touting the Broncos' 24-22 win over the Cincinnati Bengals yesterday by noting that the team is tied for first place in the AFC West -- which is technically true but does nothing to put the game into a larger context. Because while Denver deserves credit for prevailin ... More >>
Several NFL teams don't even list a third-string quarterback on their depth charts. The Broncos, however, have the most and least popular third-stringer in the history of the league. Over the weekend, ESPN aired a piece on Outside the Lines discussing why Tim Tebow is so discussed.
Kyle Orton.The photo seen here pictures Kyle Orton at Broncos training camp -- but it's not current. Orton didn't show up at Dove Valley yesterday, further fueling speculation that he'll be dealt, and dealt soon. But where? Miami remains the likeliest Orton destination, but it's hardly the o ... More >>
Nate Webster in action.As the NFL lockout comes to an end and the scramble to sign free agents begins, one player probably won't be getting a call: former Denver Broncos linebacker Nate Webster. He was indicted in Ohio on charges of repeatedly sexually assaulting a fifteen-year-old girl, some ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.The speed with which Josh McDaniels's Denver Broncos career went south was absolutely stunning -- and we documented every misstep. Below, we've linked to and excerpted from twenty posts over twenty months that tell the tale, from personnel mistakes involving the likes of Jay Cu ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.Fresh off a humiliating video scandal, Broncos coach Josh McDaniels and his team desperately needed a win at home against the improving but very beatable St. Louis Rams -- and they didn't get one, losing 36-33. Yes, the Broncos made the final score close -- but close wasn't cl ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.The Broncos' recent downturn, capped by an epic choke job versus the San Francisco 49ers, bummed out fans -- but who knew it would also surprise objective observers like Yahoo! Sports' Shane Bacon. In his list of the ten most disappointing NFL teams of 2010, Bacon awards the Br ... More >>
Pro football player Chad Ochocinco is a generous man -- but don't toast him yet. The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is touting Ochocinco's, a honey-nut toasted oat cereal whose box includes a number that's supposed to send callers to Feed the Children, the charity that's benefiting from s ... More >>
Demaryius Thomas.During the Broncos 31-14 trouncing of the Seattle Seahawks yesterday, you could almost hear the entire city of Denver sighing with relief: Aaah, that's more like it! And it was -- particularly in comparison to last week's dispiriting loss to Jacksonville. But there's a very ... More >>
Tim Tebow.The Broncos' loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the first pre-season game proved that Tim Tebow is the best third-string QB in the National Football League -- but maybe not for long. A Bleacher Report post offering 75 predictions for the 2010 NFL season argues that Tebow will start ... More >>
Tim Tebow, cover boy.When I stepped into my kitchen this morning, I found the cover of the latest edition of 5280 -- the one featuring Tim Tebow and the question, "The Second Coming?" -- taped to our cereal cabinet along with a Post-It from my daughter that read: "Should we burn it or pray to ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Denver Broncos fans have been spoiled for a long time. Football games here sell out every year, so we don't have to deal with the agony of TV black outs. Ask Chargers lovers in San Diego -- where an ocean-full of games have been blacked out over the years because of the NFL's stupid ... More >>
When Saturday's World Cup match between the U.S. and England ended in a tie, a lot of casual American soccer fans -- who wanted to see America kick some foreign ass -- were baffled. A tie? What kind of real sport ends games in a tie? In America, there's hardly a one -- not anymore, anyway. B ... More >>
It's still mathematically possible for the Broncos to make the playoffs (if a whole bunch of other teams lose and Broncos win), but it ain't likely. And frankly, even if they do make it, do we really want to see them blown out by the Patriots or the Bengals? While the first half Broncos surp ... More >>
Woody Paige has painted a target on Kyle Orton's back.You had to know it'd happen about now -- and that Woody Paige would be the instigator. When the Broncos were 6-0, Kyle Orton was the toast of the town -- or at least no one was referring to him as toast, as fans had been doing before the ... More >>
Ray Lewis wearing his Ray Lewis costume. Horrifying.The Broncos are 6-0, while the Baltimore Ravens, who they'll play on Sunday, are 3-3. No problem, right? But the Ravens can be a terrifying team, and not just on Halloween weekend. Given a couple of breaks here and there, they could be undef ... More >>
Jay Cutler looks better sucking than any QB in the league.Last week, Fox Sports' Tim Ryan insisted that Jay Cutler was worth everything the Chicago Bears gave the Denver Broncos to get him even though Cutler had only racked up a 3-2 record at that point this season, as opposed to a 6-0 mark f ... More >>
My girlfriend. Ha! I wish!Hello, sports fans. My name is Homer Duggins and I've been a monster Denver devotee for, like, my whole life! When I was a kid, I totally asked my parents to paint my room blue and green for the Denver Zephyrs, and I wore black and gold to school every day for a year ... More >>
The Colorado Lottery has hooked up with the Denver Broncos for a new scratch game. At first blush, it's an odd alliance. After all, the National Football League officially discourages gambling (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). Upon further consideration, though, the synchronicity between the organi ... More >>
Kyle Orton, swell fellow.The Broncos' miracle win against the Cincinnati Bengals has inspired the sort of out-of-proportion optimism among fans that will almost certainly be crushed, and crushed brutally, a few weeks from now -- especially as it concerns quarterback Kyle Orton, who had a mise ... More >>
"The goal posts may not be shaped like a cross, but they're still holy."Yesterday, the Denver Broncos beat the Cincinnati Bengals 12-7. But the victory wouldn't have taken place without divine intervention. With well under a minute to go, struggling quarterback Kyle Orton heaved a pass in the ... More >>
Ed McCaffrey.Veteran radio-and-TV writer Dusty Saunders showered praise on the KOA broadcast team calling the Broncos 12-7 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals (achieved thanks to a big assist from Jesus Christ) -- particularly retired receiver Ed McCaffrey, who joined longtimer Dave Logan in ... More >>
Chad Ocho Cinco is taking the Broncos match-up very seriously.Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ocho Cinco, who cut off his "Johnson" some time ago, is in self-promotional overload prior to the team's season-opening contest against your Denver Broncos. But will he be tweeting? NFL commissioner ... More >>
Pout, Brandon, pout.Another day, another series of contradictory stories about perennial Shmuck of the Week Brandon Marshall. First, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Broncos were exploring a contract extension for Marshall mere days after his preseason suspension for acting like a two-y ... More >>
It's Fantasy Football season, and if you don't know what we're talking about, then you simply aren't a geeky, no-life sad sack who never gets out of the house -- like several Westword staff members. Still, 22 million North Americans waste countless hours on it, and August, when fantasy lover ... More >>
The risk of sports turns into the risk of torts.
Hey, Sparky, think it's time to pull the plug on the Bowl Championship Series wizards?
Feeling defensive, Coach Shanahan? It's about time.
Will the Mastermind soon trade orange for pink?
The NFL tries to recover from a series of fumbles.
The Man With the Golden Arm